Alrighty, in keeping with the annual ritual of good luck goldfish for the new year, I present to you a painting of the FEARSOME FOUR for 2017. Warmest wishes for every single one of my homies - rock those rivers, guys. Rock ‘em hard.
Media has tricked most people (including myself until recently) that goldfish are happy in a bowl. This is blatantly false. The rule of thumb for most fish, space-wise, is a gallon of water per inch of adult fish. Since goldfish are incredibly messy, most experts recommend at least 2 gallons per inch of fish. Goldfish at adult size reach 12-15 inches, meaning that you will need 25-30 gallons to keep your goldfish alive for its whole lifespan. An average bowl is ½-1 gallon. What happens is that the goldfish’s organs will keep growing, but its skeletal frame cannot, eventually suffocating it. How long is the average lifespan of a goldfish? If kept well, goldfish easily live 30 years in captivity. So when people tell me, “Oh well mine lived in a bowl just fine for a year,” it’s the equivalent of saying, “Well I kept my dog alive for 6 months, so I know what I’m doing.” Do goldfish a favor. Keep them in a pond if you’re set on having them (they can be quite beautiful fish), or if you want a fish that can live in a smaller tank, get a betta or a guppy. They are just as beautiful and you won’t be cutting their lifespan short by 29-30 years.
Hi everyone! Here’s a little something that I put together in around an hour for my dad for father’s day. I used my Pentel watercolor set, round brushes that I got from Curry’s, and a 0.38 black Muji pen for the typography (as usual). Hope you guys have a happy father’s day!